Our buses and trains give you a fast and reliable way to travel

New to Sound Transit? Here are the steps to ride.

 

Plan your trip

Looking for the best way to get from point A to point B? Our trip planner is just the ticket. It’s easy to use and will show you where to catch your ride and schedules for your trip.

Plan a trip

Pay your fare

There are plenty of ways to pay, so take your pick. The super easy, no stress way is with an ORCA card. Buy an ORCA card at a ticket machineonline, or at a retail location.

Or, you can download the Transit GO Ticket app to your phone and buy a ticket for Sounder or Link. Sound Transit Express bus tickets are not available through the app. Mobile Link and Sounder tickets cannot be used to transfer to other agencies such as King County Metro.

You can buy paper tickets at all Link light rail and Sounder train stations. Paper tickets can't be used as transfers. Sound Transit Express do not issue paper tickets, but accept only ORCA cards or cash.

More about fares and passes

How to get an ORCA card

Enjoy the ride

Getting there can be half the fun, as long as you follow a few common sense rules. No smoking, and please allow people with disabilities and senior citizens to use the designated priority seating. Check out rules for riding to see all the ways to make the ride more enjoyable for you and everyone else.

So many ways to travel, so little time

Once you’ve figured out where you're going, we have plenty of options to reliably get you there.

Link light rail

Link light rail is best way to fly past traffic. Link travels from the University of Washington, downtown Seattle, southeast Seattle, SeaTac Airport and Angle Lake, 20 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sounder trains

Who doesn’t love trains? Well, now you'll love them even more. During weekday rush hours, Sounder travels between Lakewood and Seattle as often as every 20 minutes and between Everett and Seattle every 30 minutes. Sounder also serves select weekend events such as Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners games.

ST Express buses

Go where you want to go with our ST Express buses with routes to Snohomish, King and Pierce Counties. We have 28 routes between major cities, and your ORCA card will provide you convenient transfers to Link, Sounder and local buses.

We're here to help

Your safety and comfort are top priorities for us, so if you have any questions or concerns, contact customer service or security at any time.